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In a new CGD working paper Dean Karlan and co-authors identify five barriers that cause poor people to save less than they would otherwise.
Michael Clemens describes successful guest worker programs in New Zealand and Canada. He suggests the US follow suit.
South Africa is among the 130 countries with renewable energy targets. Kevin Ummel shows how spatiotemporal planning can minimize intermittency—and cut costs.
The Philippines has launched a foreign aid information hub and gently encouraged donors to follow through on their own transparency pledges.
Sarah Rose counters criticism of MCC’s country-selection process and explains why accurately measuring control of corruption isn’t an easy task.
Denmark tops this year’s Commitment to Development Index with strong scores on aid, finance, and security. The UK is seventh and the US is tied for 19th.
Readers respond to Lant Pritchett’s contention that focusing on ending extreme poverty means giving up on development. Join the conversation.
The international relief response heading to the central Philippines will be a lot more effective if funders embrace transparency, starting with USAID.
Michele de Nevers discusses expectations for COP19 as negotiators gather in Warsaw; Frances Seymour reports on growing demand for action on forests.
Developing countries could be the unintended losers in the proposed US-EU trade deal known as TTIP. Kim Elliott explains—and offers some tips of her own.